Explorer - Season 7

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  • Marijuana Gold Rush
    Episode 10
    12/2/11
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    Despite the fact that cultivation of cannabis remains a federal offense, a new generation of "ganja-preneurs" hopes to cash in on the growing market for medical marijuana. In California, the Green Rush is in full bloom as growers, dispensaries, hydroponic nurseries, testing labs and insurance companies fight for a piece of this irresistible economic brownie. Marijuana Gold Rush enters the brave new business world of pot - where Manhattan execs have joined forces with old-school growers in Northern California to explore the real potential of this budding industry.moreless
  • 11/27/11
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    Fraudulent visas. Narcotics mules. Stolen art. Human trafficking. Illegal citrus. Its all part of a days work at JFK Airport. Explorer brings you an inside look at the operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Homeland Security Investigations special agents at the busiest international airport in the USA.
  • 11/23/11
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    A tuft of tangled human hair is dug out of Greenlands permafrost. From these 4,000-year-old threads of evidence, scientists attempt the impossible to be the first to reconstruct the identity of a Stone Age human being. From the scraps of DNA, an ancient face appears. But as they break into this genetic code, they find far more than they bargained for, and the discovery threatens to turn our long-held concept of how humans populated the earth, on its head.moreless
  • Psychic Gold Hunt
    Episode 7
    11/17/11
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    Three psychics put a new spin on an old story - by searching for lost treasure using only the power of their minds. John, a remote viewer; Susette, a psychic; and Mike, a dowser, live in central California, an area with a history steeped in the legendary gold repositories of old Spanish Missions. The three of them believe they can locate treasure that's been hidden for nearly two centuries through strictly "supernatural" means. Will these paranormal techniques help them uncover a legendary stash of buried gold, or will their extrasensory visions come up dry?moreless
  • 10/28/11
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    Hostage Crisis Massacre is the story of how one man armed with a gun created an 11-hour international media spectacle, played out live on television. National Geographic goes deep inside the high-stakes hostage negotiation in Manila that offers stark lessons on what can go wrong when the police negotiators lose control and the media takes over.moreless
  • 10/27/11
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    A freak inland tsunami smashes through towns and cities, bringing widespread destruction and claiming lives across the Australian state of Queensland. Then cyclones batter the coastline, wreaking even further havoc. At the end, 22 people are dead and three remain missing. Australia's Great Flood captures the devastating 2011 flood as it happened, through the eyes of those who experienced it.moreless
  • 10/20/11
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    British investigators discover bones hidden under the floor of an old army barracks near the Scotland border. Preliminary observations indicate the victim may have been bound and was killed with blunt force trauma to the skull. But, this victim died nearly 1,800 years ago. Solving the mystery of who murdered a 10-year old child in 213 AD, Murder in the Roman Empire delves into the life of an ancient Roman garrison using forensics, archaeology, and criminal investigation. Could an individual soldier have taken advantage of deserted barracks to hide his crime? Or was there collusion among a group of soldiers?moreless
  • Gang War USA
    Episode 3
    10/17/11
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    In Greensboro, North Carolina, an argument over a song playing on the jukebox at a Mexican restaurant ends with two brothers dead--shot dead at point blank range. The culprit is a member of the notorious transnational gang MS-13. How did a gang that started in Los Angeles, California in the mid-1980s end up responsible for the murder of two innocent men in Greensboro, North Carolina? The search for answers leads deep inside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Could the American government's war on transnational gangs, ironically, be making them stronger and more deadly?moreless
  • 10/14/11
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    Tokyo: orderly...modern...and seemingly safe. But this vast neon city hides a dark secret. For the millions who live here, it's something you don't see every day, and you may never encounter it face to face. For people on the inside, however, nothing could be more obvious than the power of Japan's infamous organized crime syndicates known as the Yakuza. National Geographic takes you inside this secretive underworld to meet the real Yakuza-thugs and high-ranking bosses-plus the people who write about their every move, and the cops who track them down. Incredible personal stories and candid interviews reveal an organization both honorable and corrupt, violent and restrained, compassionate and driven by an insatiable greed.moreless
  • 9/30/11
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    It's one of the most explosive Mob investigations in New York City history, told by the detectives who hunted the mobsters involved-and two members of their own police force who were willing to kill for the Mafia.
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